Winter 2022

ADULT COURSES


General Information

• Please register early to avoid disappointment. You may register online at www.ssac.org, call 781.383.2787 to register by phone with a credit card or see registration page for mail-in information. A $25 non-refundable registration fee is included in tuition. If a student cancels a registration at least ten days before a course or workshop begins, a refund will be granted. Visiting Artist Workshops require a 30 day cancellation notification.

• Students must provide their own materials for Adult Courses and Workshops unless noted.

• Young adults, 15 years and older, are welcome to enroll in most adult courses with the permission of the instructor.


SUPPLY LISTS ARE ALL ONLINE (they are not mailed out)
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SSAC's Online and On-Site Courses

 

Due to the highly contagious nature of the Covid-19 Delta variant and its transmissibility to vaccinated individuals, SSAC has strengthened preventive health measures.

Effective September 7, 2021:

 

• All individuals, vaccinated or unvaccinated must wear masks and maintain social distancing while inside our facility.

• All individuals, or guardians thereof, must sign a health/vaccination attestation and waiver to allow for contact tracing.




Additionally, all studios, galleries and common areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a nightly basis. All frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, faucets etc will be periodically sanitized throughout the day.


 

300 Basic Drawing / Beg to Intermediate

Judy Rossman

 

Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
January 11 - March 8 / No class February 22
$260M $305NM 8 classes

Students will concentrate on exercises to strengthen concepts such as composition, light value, line and texture as these relate to graphic expression.

Members
Non Members


301 Advanced Studio Drawing & Related Media

Judy Rossman

Friday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
January 14 - March 11 / No class February 25

$295M $340NM 8 classes

Through exercises, assignments & homework, students will strengthen their observational and drawing skills. Class will allow for lots of one-on-one instruction.

Members
Non Members

 

302 Introduction to Pastel

Laurinda O'Connor

 

Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 4 :00 pm
January 11 - March 8 / No class February 22
$275M $320NM 8 classes

Students will develop their own style & comfort while learning basics, including perspective, composition, color & technique. Instruction will focus on demonstration & student need.

 

Call to Register

 

303 Expressive Pastels

Laurinda O'Connor

 

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
January 11 - March 8 / No class February 22

$295M $340NM 8 classes

Students will go beyond their photo references & develop their own style while expressing themselves through their stroke, color choices and composition.

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307 Advanced Life Drawing & Painting

Uninstructed

 

Friday: 9:30 am –12:30 pm

January 21 - March 18 / No class February 25
$295M $340NM 8 classes

This is an advanced class for artists who have a sustained interest in the figure as a visual theme and who wish to work in a collective & reflective environment.

Members
Non Members

311 Watercolor - Back to Basics / ONLINE

Tara Connaughton

 

Monday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

January 10

$40M $85NM 1 classes

This ONLINE class goes back to basics to review & refine essential watercolor techniques. Through demos, discussion & practice, class will focus on color mixing & fundamental skills.

Members
Non Members

312 Watercolor - Applied Technique / ONLINE

Tara Connaughton

 

Monday: 9:30 am –12:30 pm

January 24 - March 7 / No class February 21
$225M $270NM 6 classes

Class will put various watercolor techniques & color theory into practice to develop your painting & color mixing skills. Through demonstration, discussion & fun practice you will achieve intentional results.


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321 Plein Aire Basics

Bob Beaulieu

 

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

January 11 - March 8 / No class February 22

$295M $340NM 8 classes

This class will focus on learning perspective, value & color and how it applies to your plein air painting. Class will start with basics & progress into drawing from still life models.

Members
Non Members

324 Painting the Portrait

Bob Beaulieu

 

Monday: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

January 24 - March 7 / No class February 21
$275M $320NM 6 classes

Learn the fundamentals of portraiture working from a studio model. Explore the basic geometric proportions of the face & capture the intricacies that then make a portrait individual.

Members
Non Members

323 Landscape Painting in Acrylic

Lisa Marder

 

Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

March 3 - March 31

$225M $270NM 5 classes

Learn how to see & paint the landscape using your photos as a reference. Basics of landscape painting - massing, color, value & shape will be reviewed.

Members
Non Members


328 Abstract Drawing & Painting

Santiago Hernandez

Thursday: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
February 10 - March 10 / No class February 24
$245M $290NM 4 classes

Fun course designed to de-mystify abstract art through exercises and projects focused on color, line, shape & texture.

Members
Non Members


343 Masterclass in Printmaking

Esther Maschio

 

Monday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

January 10 - March 14 / No class Jan 17 & Feb 21

$400M $445NM 8 classes

Class is for advanced students with expertise in some or all - Monoprinting, Solarplate etching, & encaustic painting.

Members
Non Members

350 Introduction to Ceramics

Ann Conte

 

Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 11 - March 22 / No class February 22
$450M $495NM 10 classes

For beginning clay student - will introduce the techniques of coil, pinch, slab, wheel and combinations of techniques. Functional and non-functional pieces will be created, glazed & fired.

Members
Non Members

 

352 Potter's Wheel & More

Jeanne Wiley

 

Wednesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 12 - March 23 / No class February 23

$450M $495NM 10 classes

Class will cover wheel techniques and slab, coil & hand buiding. Students will learn about surface decorations such as sgraffito.

Members
Non Members



354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte

 

Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 13 - March 24 / No class February 24
$450M $495NM 10 classes

Learn new ways to finish your clay pieces with image transfer, monoprinting, photo lithography, sgraffito and more. Class will expand your glazing repertoire.

 

Call to Register.

355 Advanced Clay Throwing & Hand-Building

Ann Conte

 

Saturday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

January 15 - March 26 / No class February 19

$450M $495NM 10 classes

Advanced ceramic course focused on experimenting & advancing techniques in hand building and wheel work. Emphasis will be on novel use of scale, and surface design.

Call Office 10 am - 4 pm to Register

371 Basic Digital Photography

Keith Conforti

 

Tuesday: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

January 11 - March 8 / No class February 22
$235M $280NM 8 classes

Learn to unlock your creativity with your digital camera. Class will focus on technical aspects of digital photography: lens selection, image file formats and exposure settings.

Members
Non Members

375 Cut & Paste Collage: ONLINE

Stephen Sheffield

 

Wednesday: 9:00 – 11:00 am

January 12 - March 9 / No class February 23

$235M $280NM 8 classes

Class will take you beyond world of scrapbooks to fine art collage with a purpose. Each class will comprise live studio work and discusson plus weekly assignments.

Members
Non Members

385 Afternoons with Picasso

Anthony Pilla

 

Wednesday: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

February 9 - March 23 / No class February 23
$195M $240NM 6 classes

Class combines lessons of art history with studio activity based on innovations introduced by Picasso - ideas which transformed the way we think about visual artworks.

Members
Non Members

401 Color Theory Workshop

Judy Rossman

Monday & Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
December 13 & 14

$75M $120NM 2 classes

Using a series of sequential exercises, students will understand the basics of color mixing - which will endow the student with skill in any color media.

Members
Non Members

402 Keeping It Loose

Christine Bodnar

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
January 29 & 30

$245M $290NM 2 classes

Discover the beauty & diversity of dry pastels! Keeping a painting loose means simplifying your idea & interpretation of what is really important to give viewer just enough to draw them in.

Members
Non Members

441 Bookmaking & Then Some

Esther Maschio

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
February 5 & 6

$245M $290NM 2 classes

First day will focus on printing papers using GELLI plates. The second day will focus on creating a simple pamphlet, an Accordion & OxPlow.

Members
Non Members

460 Papermaking from Scrap

Nadya Volicer

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
January 22 & 23

$245M $290NM 2 classes

Workshop will introduce at-home approach to papermaking using scrap paper goods. Learn to create handmade paper with mould & deckle, plastic molds & paper plup sculpting.

Members
Non Members

Learning Lab

Adults & Children grades 5 and up

 

Develop your artistic skills, talent, and creativity! Our highly skilled artist-teachers will train you in techniques and use of tools and materials, to help unlock your own unique style. Customized instruction for beginners to advanced levels.

 

1. The cost for private 1 on 1 instruction is $60M $80NM per hour.

 

2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $45M $65NM per hour.

 

3. Review the learning opportunities below to tailor your lessons.

 

4. Have fun!

 

Two-hour blocks. dates to be mutually determined by student and instructor and must be completed within the term.

 

Possibilities Include


801 BASIC DRAWING—This is the place to start. Everything stems from drawing.
802 BEGINNING PAINTING—Learn the wonders of color alchemy, slosh around in oil or acrylics. Make a mess or be neat. Compose on the stage of the canvas.
803 Self Portrait—Embrace your ever-changing expressions with charcoal, wire, and monoprints.
804 Life Drawing—Working from a clothed model—with gesture drawings to 30 minute poses—discover new ways to express the ever-moving form of the figure.
805 Pastel Landscape—Amp up the color of the landscape using soft pastels. Learn many techniques while creating beautiful landscape paintings.
806 Printmaking—Express your inner animal through printmaking. We will create multi-colored prints based on the animal in you.
807 SCRAPBOOKING—Collect your travel or memoir experiences and memories.
811 Art Explorations for Teens
812 Portfolio Works in Progress
814 Artist Choice—Students will request their own medium and direction.
815 private lessons for students with special needs


Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787


Studio Art Foundation Program


South Shore Art Center offers a new program for students looking to formalize their art studies. Upon completion of a specially designed curriculum, SSAC will award students a Certificate in Studio Art Foundation. Participants in the program will have ongoing support of Art Center faculty to evaluate work and assist in course selection. Certificate Students will have priority registration and be assisted in creating a portfolio of work from their selected courses for presentation and exhibition. They also will have the opportunity to exhibit at SSAC in Certificate Student shows. Courses must be completed within three years of registration. (One course, taken prior to January 2015 is eligible for inclusion in the Certificate Program.)

Registration fee for this program is $50.
Contact 781-383-2787 for more information.



First Year Focus
Basic Drawing (48 hours minimum)
Color Theory (10 hours minimum)
Intro to Painting (24 hours minimum Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor)
Elective choice (24 hours)


Second Year Focus
Drawing II (24 hours minimum)
Art History (12 hours)
Painting Elective (24 hours minimum)
Elective choice (24 hours)


Elective Courses
Advanced Drawing (24 hours)
Printmaking (24 hours)
Photography (16 hours)
3D ceramics (24 hours)
Visiting Art Workshops (18 hours minimum)


Studio Art
Foundation Program


Professional Development

Attention Teachers! We are pleased to provide a certificate of completion for any of our adult courses or workshops.